Gel Instantly Stops Profuse Bleeding, Promises To Save Lives

Written by Mike Awada on . Posted in Business, Science, Technology

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Veti-gel

A gel created from plants that looks like, feels like and acts like skin stops bleeding instantly without the need to apply pressure.

It’s rumored to work on major organs and arteries as well.

Veti-gel or Medi-gel has been in the works for a couple of years and has finally been unveiled. The creators? A company called Suneris started by students at Polytechnic Institute of New York University working with Englewood Hospital in New Jersey.

Instant Hemostasis

Hemostasis is the arresting of bleeding, and that’s what Veti-gel claims to do. This miracle material reacts with the body to quickly and safely achieve hemostasis by adhering itself to the sides of the wound, stopping the pressure of blood release and sealing off the penetrated region.

“It instantly tells the body, ‘OK, stop the bleeding,’ but also it starts the healing process,” -Joe Landolina, Inventor

Body Emulation

Veti-gel mimics the body’s own clotting process, producing a durable clot over the injured site, facilitating faster healing of the surrounding tissue.

In scientific terms, Veti-gel is a synthetic form of our body’s natural extracellular matrix (ECM), which is responsible for holding cells together and initiating blood clotting.

Veti-gel is reportedly easy to store and transport too, residing in packets or tubes and staying functional if stored between 33-90 °F.

The Future

Veti-gel is patent pending and is currently under review by the Food and Drug Administration.

“The material has promise but the work is in its early stages and we need to carry out confirmatory tests. I am optimistic for the future.” -Dr. Herbert Dardik, Englewood Hospital

Suneris via Mashable, TechNewsDaily

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